The Awutu Senya East Municipal Assembly in the Central Region says it will effective Monday, April 27, 2020, begin the enforcement of the wearing of face masks in the municipality.
The move, it said was part of government’s efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The assembly, according to the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Michael Yaw Essuman Mensah, would use the weekend to educate people in the area on the need to wear the face mask.
The MCE, has urged persons living and working in the municipality to use the weekend to procure their masks since it would use legal means to enforce the directive.
Kasoa, the capital of the municipality was part of the areas that were affected by the partial lockdown which lasted three weeks. The and restriction lifted by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo last Monday.
The Awutu Senya East Municipality joins the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions to begin implementing the directive for people to wear nose masks in public as the government steps up effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.
They have made it mandatory for all persons who commute within the regions to wear nose masks.
The decision to enforce the directive to wear the mask is to ensure the compliance of President Akufo-Addo’s directive in his seventh address to the nation to give an update on the COVID-19 situation in the country.
In his address to the country last Sunday, President Nana Akufo-Addo encouraged everyone to wear a face mask.
“Like the World Health Organisation (WHO) has recently advised, I want to encourage you to wear a mask wherever you go, as it will help you not to contract the virus, and keep it clean. If you own a business or are providing a service, i.e. a barber, a hairdresser, a tailor, a taxi driver, a trotro driver and his ‘mate’, a shop keeper, a food seller, please do well to use a mask,” the President said.